Chinese President Xi Jinping is greeted by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden after landing in Maryland. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Washington, D.C. on Thursday (September 24) for a state visit and talks with President Barack Obama expected to be clouded by differences over alleged Chinese cyber spying, Beijing's economic policies and territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Vice President Joe Biden led the welcoming delegation as Xi's plane touched down at Joint Base Andrews on the second leg of a weeklong trip that began in Seattle, where the Chinese leader sought to reassure U.S. companies that he is working to create a more favorable Chinese investment climate. Xi arrived soon after Pope Francis flew out of the U.S. capital after a visit that drew adoring crowds wherever he went. Though the White House quickly switched Chinese flags for the Vatican banners flying in front of the presidential mansion and prepared to roll out the red carpet for Xi, the leader of the world's second biggest economy can expect only a fraction of the wall-to-wall U.S. news coverage showered upon the popular pontiff. Obama planned to host Xi later on Thursday for a private working dinner, where White House aides said they would begin grappling with the main issues that divide their countries. Xi will be treated to full honors on Friday, including a 21-gun salute, a formal summit, a joint news conference and a black-tie state dinner.